June 16, 2014

School Department Conference Room

7:30 p.m.

1.    Call to order.

2.    Approval of Minutes.
2.1    Minutes of the School Committee Meeting held on June 2, 2014.

3.    Student Communications.

4.    Communications.
4.1    To receive a letter from a School Committee vacancy applicant and the Superintendent’s reply.

4.2    To receive a letter from Tupelo Road residents regarding a proposed cell tower.

4.3    To receive a hiring and enrollment projection update.

5.    Questions and Comments.
Audience comments are always welcome as agenda items are discussed.  In addition, the School Committee has set aside fifteen minutes on this Agenda to enable members of the audience to raise questions and make comments on any matter of general concern that is not on the agenda.  To facilitate this process, interested speakers are asked to provide the Superintendent or School Committee Chair with the nature of the question/comment, in writing, prior to the start of the meeting.

6.    Superintendent’s Report.

6.1    To receive a MCAS/PARCC update.

6.2    To receive a handwriting update.

7.    Unfinished Business.

8.    New Business.
8.1    To hear a Program Review from the Athletic Department.

8.2    To hear the 2013-2014 update from the Food Services Director.

8.3    To act on a recommendation to authorize the Superintendent (with the awareness and approval of the Chair) to establish salaries for individuals and non-collective bargaining groups during the summer, provided that they are within budget and reflect parameters established by already approved agreements.

8.4    To act on a recommendation to authorize School administration to award bids for “Structural Repairs of the Foster Shed” and for the new “HPS Camera Project” during the summer to the best responsible bidder that meets qualifications under State Contract FAC64.  Such award shall be made after receiving such bids and checking references of the bidders and after informing the Chair of the School Committee, provided such bids fall within budgeted resources

8.5    To hear a FY ’14 financial update and take any action, as appropriate.

8.6    To act on a recommendation to declare surplus all furniture, fixtures, equipment, supplies, and other structural elements from the old Middle School.

8.7    To act on the acceptance of the gift of a rowing shell to the Hingham Public Schools.

8.8    To receive information regarding a field trip of High School students to Japan in the summer of 2015.

8.9     To receive notification of the resignation for reason of retirement of Gail Marshalka, Grade 5 teacher at Foster School, effective June 30, 2014.

8.10    To receive notification of the resignation of Craig Gaffney as a Paraeducator at Hingham High School, effective June 19, 2014.

8.11    To receive notification of the resignation for reason of retirement of Cynthia Enos, Administrative Assistant at Plymouth River School, effective July 30, 2014.

8.12    To receive notification of the appointment of Lauren Bourassa as a High School Family and Consumer Science teacher, effective August 25, 2014.

9.    Other items as may not reasonably be known 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

10.    Subcommittee and Project Reports.
10.1    To discuss a date for the new Middle School ribbon cutting ceremony.

10.2    To receive information about an upcoming meeting about Middle School field reconstruction options and plans.

10.3    To hear an update on the plans for High School Fields Ceremony and Recognition.

11.    Adjournment to Executive Session to discuss contract negotiation strategies with HEA, Unit A, not to return to Regular Session.

NEXT SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING – July 21, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the School Department Conference Room.